Sanctions not to affect traffic as Saimaa Canal opens on Monday

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Sanctions not to affect traffic as Saimaa Canal opens on Monday

The Saimaa Canal delegates decided that the traffic season in the Canal will start on Monday morning and the sanctions on Russia do not apply to traffic in the Canal, said an official press release on Friday.

The Saimaa Canal is 43 kilometres long. Nearly half of the Canal runs through an area leased from Russia.

“Finland complies with the EU sanctions policy, but the sanctions do not apply to traffic in the Saimaa Canal, which means that it can be opened as usual,” said Minna Kivimäki, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, also Finland’s Saimaa Canal Delegate.

The Finnish and Russian Canal Delegates have agreed to open the Saimaa Canal at 6:00 am on Monday.

However, the icebreaking assistance services for the Canal will not be started at that time.

The Canal delegates agree annually on the length of the sailing season in the Saimaa Canal. During the season, the Saimaa Canal is open to vessel traffic 24 hours a day.

The delegates agree on a protocol of the length of the sailing period and the preliminary date on which the traffic season will open.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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